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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “Orthopaedic Physical Therapy” Fourth Edition by Robert A. Donatelli, PhD, PT, OCS and William D. Bandy, MS, PT, OCS © 2010, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This text presents the current state of orthopaedic physical therapy practice as it has been influenced by research, advanced education and specialization; emphasizing treatment of the individual, not just the site of the dysfunction.

Covering all aspects of orthopaedic physically therapy this text discusses the responses of the body tissues and systems to trauma, immobilization, and movement, and builds the foundation for safe and effective treatment.  In addition you will find the relationships and interdependence of anatomy, mechanics and kinesiology thoroughly examined thorough out the text.
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 771 pages has been carefully broken down by chapters into 8 modules.  Each module approved for either 3, 5, 7 or 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
Each module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Module Description

Included in Module 1: Tissue, Cardiopulmonary and Peripheral Responses                (3 Contact Hours)
Chapter 1:  Tissue Responses
Chapter 2:  Exercise Treatment of the Rehabilitation Patient:  Cardiopulmonary and Peripheral Responses

Module Goals

Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Tissue, Cardiopulmonary and Peripheral Responses in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.

Professional Learning Objectives

1.    Differentiate between fascia, epimysium, fascicule, permysium, muscle fibers and endomysium.
2.    Demonstrate knowledge in the direction and arrangement of muscle fibers and functionality.
3.    Identify the components necessary for the contraction of the skeletal muscle.
4.    Differentiate between concentric, eccentric and isometric muscle contractions.
5.    Discuss sensory feedback and the detection of joint position.
6.    Identify the major functions of connective tissue found in the body.
7.    List the three main elements of connective tissue.
8.    Explain the bone in relationship to trabeculae and lamella.
9.    Identify the basic principle of creep-based loading.
10.  Explain why bed rest is considered a sickness state.
11.  Describe an individualized exercise prescription and its five components.
12.  Demonstrate knowledge in the importance of incorporating some form of endurance exercise training into a patient care program.